Honorary doctorate for Prof. Freiherr C. von Carnap-Bornheim
On 5th December, a ceremony will be held at the UW to confer an honorary doctorate of the University of Warsaw to Prof. Freiherr Claus von Carnap-Bornheim – an outstanding researcher specialising in the archaeology of central and northern Europe of the first millennium AD.
Boomerang-like beams of light
A team of scientists at the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Physics made a discovery that has implications for the study of light-matter interactions and represents a step towards the observation of a peculiar phenomenon known as a quantum backflow. The research results have been published in “Optica”.
Twilight zone reefs
A team of scientists from the UW’s Faculty of Geology studied the oldest found so far reefs of the mesophotic zone on Gotland. As a result of the analysis, a large erosion channel was discovered, which was a sedimentary structure connecting the more shallow and deeper parts of the sea basin.
Study of brain cells
The type of brain cells called astrocytes can influence social behaviors and the sense of fear. These are the results of the study carried out by Dr Łukasz M. Szewczyk and Prof. Marta B. Wiśniewska from the UW’s Centre of New Technologies in cooperation with an international team of researchers. The article discussing the research was published in “Molecular Psychiatry”.
A way to reduce carbone dioxide
A team of scientists from the Centre of New Technologies of the University of Warsaw, and the California Institute of Technology presented two-dimensional metal-organic frameworks with significantly improved methane and ethylene formation yield. Research findings were published in the “Journal of the American Chemical Society”.
4EU+ Urban Health Case Challenge 2023
Students and doctoral candidates of the University of Warsaw can apply for this year's edition of the 4EU+ Urban Health Case Challenge. Participants will strive to develop the best solution to a real-world issue regarding obesity in an urban environment. The deadline for submitting applications is 27th October.
Innovative chemical sensors
Scientists from the University of Warsaw developed a new method for producing chemical sensors built from nanostructured transition metal oxides. The results of their research make a significant contribution in the field of nanomaterial synthesis and sensing technologies.
New technology of perovskite photovoltaic cells
A team of scientists from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy presented perovskite photovoltaic cells with significantly improved optoelectronic properties. The research results were published in “Advanced Materials and Interfaces”.
The highest energy gamma rays ever from a pulsar
Astrophysicists at the H.E.S.S. Observatory in Namibia, in which researchers from the University of Warsaw are involved, have discovered the highest energy gamma rays ever from the Vela pulsar. The project at the UW is coordinated by Prof. Tomasz Bulik from the UW Astronomical Observatory. The results of the research have been published in “Nature Astronomy”.
UW in the “Horizon Europe” programme
Participation in more than 60 projects subsidised to the sum of more than EUR 25 million places the University of Warsaw in a leading position among Polish academic institutions that are beneficiaries of the Horizon Europe Framework Programme. In total, grant recipients from Poland have so far received funds amounting to EUR 383.52 million.
“Nature” article on invasive tree species
An international team of researchers published in “Nature” the results of the study concerning various conditions of biological invasions of non-native tree species and factors which counter the invasions. The co-author of the paper is Prof. Bogdan Jaroszewicz from the Białowieża Geobotanical Station, University of Warsaw.
New mechanism of genome folding
An international team of researchers from the University of Lausanne, EPFL, Princeton University and the University of Warsaw described a new mechanism of genome folding in fruit flies. The results of the study were published in the prestigious journal “Cell”.
Chimpanzee ground versus tree nests decay
A team of international researchers has conducted a study on the comparison of decay rates of chimpanzees ground and tree nest in the Bugoma Central Forest Reserve in western Uganda. The results are published in the prestigious “American Journal of Primatology”. The main author of the paper is Toni Romani, doctoral candidate at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw.
Two-Faced Star Exposed
An international team of astronomers has announced the discovery of an unusual white dwarf star that is made of hydrogen on one side and helium on the other. They reported their findings in the latest issue of "Nature". Dr Przemysław Mróz from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw is a co-author of the study.
Results of the 4EU+ calls for academic teachers
The results of two calls for academics at member universities of the 4EU+ Alliance were announced on 18th July. The University of Warsaw coordinates three projects selected for funding under SEED4EU+. Four staff members from the UW will visit other universities whereas Prof. Katinka Sewing from Heidelberg University will conduct research at the UW Faculty of History.
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